Goethe-Institut examinations set the global standard in German language proficiency testing, and passing certificates are accepted by employers and higher education institutions across the German-speaking world. Goethe-Institut examinations correspond to the levels set out in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and range from A1 for beginners to C2 for native-level speakers. Each exam consists of four portions: writing, reading, listening, and speaking.

Learn more about these exams here.

The German faculty offers exams at the levels A1 - B2. You do not need to be enrolled at OSU to take these tests.

Payment must be made online. For further information email Dr. Sebastian Heiduschke


Register here: https://beav.es/wcB and pay the fee by clicking the link of the exam you would like to take.


Exam dates in 2022:

  • Start Deutsch A1: May 21, May 22, September 17, and September 18
  • A2: May 21, May 22, September 17, and September 18
  • B1: May 22 and September 18
  • B2: May 22 and September 18


Registration deadlines:

  • April 29 for spring test dates
  • August 12 for fall test dates


Exam cost, payable by credit card only. The registration will read "Goethe Institut San Francisco" but the examination will take place in Corvallis. Please contact us for the payment link.

  • A1: $150
  • A2: $180
  • B1: $200
  • B2: $220